Our Commitment to Accessibility

We want everyone who visits the AZAMRA website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

What are we doing?

To help us make the AZAMRA website a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the AZAMRA website.

How are we doing?

We've worked hard on the AZAMRA website and believe we've achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please contact us.

About our site

Our site is built using Karma Website template, an Accessibility Compliant theme by TrueThemes. The colors of the site were chosen for high contrast and tested using the Webaim color contrast checker.

Screen Readers

Our site is being tested with the screen readers NVDA and Chromvox.

Changing the font size (Zoom)

To enlarge the font size use the keyboard short:

  • For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, press Ctrl and +
  • For Apple, press  ⌘ and +

To decrease the font size use the keyboard short

  • For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS press Ctrl and -
  • For Apple press ⌘ and -

To return to the default font size press Ctrl and 0 on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS

"Skip" links

We include a skip to content link. When you open a page, the first time you press tab, you will encounter this link.

Alternative content

All images have alternative content. videos streamed from Youtube or other external sites do not yet have captions.


We include H1, H2 headings in sequential order on our pages. Using assistive technology you can view the headings of each page.


Our forms were created using PHP with Google Recaptcha and tested with Chromvox.

Changing contrast

The color contrast on this site conforms to the WCAG AA standard. However, if you want to change the contrast on this site, please follow instructions below for the browser that you are using.

For Windows

To change contrast in Firefox
  1. From the main browser menu choose options
  2. From the options menu choose content
  3. Choose the color option on the right hand side
  4. The color menu will open up, choose your preferred foreground, background and link colors.
To change contrast in Chrome
  1. Go to the Chrome store and download the free extension, High Contrast
  2. The extension dialogue box will open where you can adjust the settings
  3. The icon for the extension will be placed on the bar near the menu icon. You can also manage the extension from the extension manager.
  4. Clicking on the icon will open the dialog box enabling you to change the settings
To change contrast in Explorer
  1. Use the keyboard shortcut ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN to open the Windows high contrast dialog box.  Choose yes to change the computer settings to high contrast. If you want to change your high contrast settings click on the Start button, choose control panel and then ease of access center.

For Apple

To change contrast in Safari
  1. The contrast change is not done within Safari rather it is done through the computer's settings. So go to settings and choose System Preferences
  2. Click on “Accessibility” and select the the ‘Display’ panel
  3. Check the box for “Increase Contrast”
  4. Exit settings and open Safari and note the changes.

For Android

Go to settings and choose accessibility. There you will find options for large text and high contrast as well as text to speech output.

Accessibility issues to note

The Spirituality Resources Carousel

We are using the Accessible and Responsive Slick Carousel for links from our homepage to our Spirituality Resources section. When in desktop mode, there appears to be a bug with the carousel in Firefox, so we added a hidden link to the Spirituality Resources above the carousel for screen readers.


There are a number of youtube hosted videos on our site. At this time, some of the videos have captions, although they do not all have captions. We will keep you informed as to our updates.

30 Sivan 5776 / July 6, 2016